Sunday, July 22, 2012

Micachu & the Shapes


Rough Trade

Where rap, modern classical music, noise pop, and punk intersect, there is Micacu and the Shapes. What provides the frame work and structure for these delightful, off kilter, bubbly and exuberant songs are melodies that prevent the songs from getting out of control or formless.

Lyrically, these songs examine life from every angle: its strangeness, its pain, its pleasures, and its happiness. They fit into the overall structure of the music well, never becoming more important than the music. The band has a lot to say, and many ways to say it.

This is the follow up to an orchestrated live album where the parts were better than the whole, and was a very good debut, Jewelry. That Never meshes very well, and builds on the debut is a reason to cheer. It’s an album to be treasured.


Andrea Weiss

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